Glover & Bassett Deliver

   Danny Glover and Angela Bassett may be in Oscar contention with their brilliant performances in John Berry's, "Boesman & Lena." The film was shot entirely in South Africa on a budget of just $3 million. The movie is based on South African playwright, Athol Fugard's play of the same name.
   "Boesman & Lena" is a story of love and the will to survive amid the degredation of Apartheid. Forced from their shanty home by whites, Boesman (Glover) and Lena (Bassett) are left without options and forced to live in a shelter cobbled together on a mudbank in Cape Town. The story follows the heartbreak of remembering better days and the rage and personal demons that both are forced to face until they meet a Xhosa tribesman (Willie Jonah) who shows the couple the true meaning of dignity and courage.
   Critics have described Bassett and Glover's performances as, "Oscar-worthy! Powerful! Passionate! and Magnificent!"
   The film opened November 3 on just six screens in New York and on November 17 on just four screens in Los Angeles, but the film goes nationwide in targeted cities in January.
   This is a movie everyone should see!



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Men Of Honor 19 Years In The Making

   Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr., took a pay cut to star as master diver Carl Brashear in "Men of Honor," but he doesn't regret it. At the film's premiere party Gooding said, "When I first read the script, I was embarrassed--he had done so much. I'm more proud of this than anything I've ever done."
   It took 19 years for Brashear to get his story of prejudice, heartache and tragedy as the U.S. Navy's first African-American salvage and rescue diver to the big screen. And even given as much as the movie does cover, Brashear says, "This movie barely scratched the surface of what I've been through."
   Producer Robert Teitel says Brashear's life is even more remarkable because he "has no bitterness toward the Navy or any of those guys who made him go through this stuff. He was determined, and nothing was going to get in his way. It makes for a deeply affecting film about an otherwise overlooked American life."